I love using TED Talks in my classes. They are inspirational, authentic, and brilliant. We've been studying waves this week - water waves as well as sound waves - and I thought it would be interesting to think about how whale sounds travel through water. In previous years, teaching ecology, I had shown students sonographs of the voices of different birds and discussed with students how the bird voice relates to that bird's environment. I wanted this class to think about marine animals communication through water.
|Pilot Whale Vocalizations|
Whales and Whales:
For some really amazing photographs of whales, check out Oktay Kaya's photographic journey. Know that none of his photographs have been photoshopped or modified - they are as he took them.